Nzikazi Wilderness Camp
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Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... etched in our minds. We knew that we wanted to go on safari during our trip around the world, so when we found out about the YPO (Young Presidents Organization) safari in South Africa, it was a "no brainer." Everything YPO organizes is over the top, and this African expedition was no exception. Holding the safari in July, which is winter in South Africa, offers several advantages including much cooler temperatures, fewer mosquitos, and extremely dry ...
... What a treat!
Back to the camp and over to the bar/restaurant for dinner. The bar was packed and we found out it was a rugby match between South Africa and Scotland. Once the game was over the place cleared out and we were able to get a seat at the bar. Watched the Brazil/Chile playoff game with a couple that were pulling for Brazil so of course pulled for Chile to make it interesting. Had a nice time visiting with them as well.
... camping ground the upgrades were very expensive at $100 a double and there was a very well stocked shop and a restaurant and bar. Our camping site was bare dirt but it was well shaded and the facilities were clean and well maintained. We had a 3 hour break here before our afternoon game drive so we went down to the Sabe river that flows by the camping ground next to the boundary fence and saw over the other side of the river ...
... and wilder-beasts. It is amazing that after such a short time in Africa seeing these animals up close seems so normal and even mundane, although Terrie could watch giraffes all day.
As our car's radio did not work our guide relied on hurried conversations with other safari drivers to find the right places to look for animals. He did a great job and by the time we got to lunch we had seen a huge amount of wildlife. The afternoon involved seeing ...
... and we wanted to make sure we could find our way back and take our open air showers before the performance. I love open air showers they are not at all cold. (For those of you who didn’t pick up on it I was being totally facetious. They are freezing and an awful idea.) I can’t wait to be home with warm showers, clean water, and to not have to wear shoes in the shower.
Other places to stay in Kruger National Park
R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Private Game Reserve | 4 star hotelfrom $456
Kruger National Park, Nelspruit, 1350, Kruger National Park | 2 star hotelfrom $94
Imbali Concession, Kruger Park, Skukuza, 1350, Kruger National Park | 4 star hotelfrom $563
Kruger National Park | 2 star hotelfrom $64
Kruger National Park, P. O. Box 88, Skukuza 1350, Kruger National Park | Hotelfrom $1,309